So you’ve been a solo beauty pro for awhile now. You’ve figured out how to file your taxes, how to organize your inventory and how to market your business on social media. Now what?
Many esties, lash artists and other professionals are content with staying a one woman business. But some just have the fire in them to grow their empire. Whether you’re looking to build a salon offering the same treatments, or you want to have a one-stop-shop for all things beauty, you are going to need to take the first step – hiring your first employee!
If you’ve been thinking about this for a while, this list will help you get that extra boost of encouragement to start growing your business with a new hire. If you’re still working on your solo grind, then keep an eye out for these things, you might be closer to expanding your business than you think.
5 Signs it's Time to Hire Your First Employee
You’re constantly booked
Having a full book is a good thing! But after weeks of straight appointments, a girl can get tired! If you’re booking appointments months in advance or having to turn away customers, it's a good sign that you should make your first hire.
This hire could be an assistant to help with bookkeeping and inventory, or another lash artist or esthetician to help take some of the load off. If you’re a seasoned professional, you can use this as an opportunity to train an industry newbie.
You had a life change
Life happens all at once, doesn’t it? If you’ve recently gotten married, are expecting a baby or moved, you might not have as much time to dedicate toward growing your business. Experiencing one of these big life changes may leave you wanting more administrative help so you can focus the time you have available on your craft.
You want to offer more service for your customers
The beauty industry is always evolving. New trends and treatments are always popping up! If you have customers asking for new treatments or you want to stay at the top of your game, you might want to hire a professional that is trained in something different than you. Adding on new treatments is one of the best ways to grow your business.
You want to raise funds for a big project
It may seem backwards, but hiring an employee will increase your revenues in the long run. You may not see it immediately, but once you and your new hire get into a groove, you can start to build your business and build a steady flow of cash. If you’re looking to buy new equipment or lease a bigger space, hiring may be the answer to your money needs.
You want to chase your dreams
One of the best reasons to hire is because you know in your heart it's the next step. So many beauty professionals get into this industry because they’ve always dreamed of having their own salon and being a business owner. If you’re ready to take the next step toward that goal, then this is your sign!
Owning your own business is a hard but rewarding job. It involves so many different responsibilities that at times it can be overwhelming. But you’ve made it this far, what's one more step?
If you’re still in the beginning stages of growing your business, be sure to follow our blog series “Building Your Beauty Business” for guides, how-tos and tutorials that every beauty business owner needs to know.